Engineering Entrance Exams, Colleges and Courses in India

Engineering is one of the most coveted fields for students who have taken Physics, Chemistry, and Math in class 12. Besides offering a multitude of career opportunities, Engineering also holds a unique appeal to science and technology enthusiasts who want to explore the mechanics behind machines and invent new ones.

Nonetheless, for those of you who aspire to become engineers, you must be aware that the field entails a great deal of academic rigour and a test of your scientific acumen. If you enjoy solving complex problems, are not scared to work hard and are a keen observer, engineering might just be the ideal career for you.

However, as Engineering is a highly competitive field, getting into your chosen course or college might not be an easy task. As the admission process involves plenty of planning and preparation, you must have all the admission related details at your finger-tips in addition to being academically well-versed to ace the entrance exams.

To give you a head-start, here’s a compilation of Engineering entrance exam details & colleges, pan India.

JEE Mains:
  • Mandatory for admission to the B.Tech./B.E. programs in Centrally Funded Technological Institutes like NITs, IISc, IISER, IIITs, as well as Institutions/Universities funded/recognized by participating State Governments.
  • Can be taken in either of its four sessions offered in February, March, April, or May.
  • A candidate has option to apply for one Session or more than one Session (February/March /April /May 2021) together and pay exam fee accordingly.
  • There is provision for more than one attempt to improve score
  • The registration window for every session opens for a brief period after the results of the previous session are announced.

Paper 1 Details*

Mode: Computer Based Test for B.E./B.Tech.

Test Duration: 3 hours

Question Types: Section A - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & Section B - Questions for which answer is a numerical value with equal weightage in Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry

Total Questions90

Total Marks: 300

Marking Scheme: Section A - Correct Answer or the best Answer Four marks (+4) Incorrect Answer Minus one mark (-1);
Section B - Correct Answer Four marks (+4), no negative marking.

(*Paper 2: B.Arch.)

Private colleges that accept JEE Mains score:
  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • SASTRA University, Thanjavur
  • Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
  • BS Abdur Rahman University, Chennai
  • GITAM University, Visakhapatnam
  • Woxsen University, Hyderabad
  • Mahindra Ecole Centrale School of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • Siksha 'O' Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar
  • Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Guntur
  • Vignan University, Guntur
  • Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
  • BIT Mesra - Birla Institute of Technology
  • CV Raman Global University, Bhubaneswar
JEE Advanced:
  • Compulsory for admission to the B.Tech./B.E. programs at IITs.
  • Eligibility - A valid score in JEE Mains.
  • To be held on July 03, 2021.

Test Details

Mode: Computer Based Test

Duration: 3 hours

Question type & Marking scheme for Paper 1:

Section 1 (18) – MCQ: +3 for correct answer, 0 if question is unanswered, -1 for incorrect answer

Section 2 (24)– MSQ: +4 for four out of four correct answers, +3 for three out of four correct answers, +2 for two out of three or more correct answers, +1 for one out of two or more correct answers, 0 if question not answered, -2 for incorrect answer.

Section 3 (24) - Answer with correct numerical value: +4 for correct numerical value, no negative marking

Question type & Marking scheme for Paper 2:

Section 1 (18)- The answer to each question is a single digit integer ranging from 0 to 9 (both inclusive): +3 for correct answer, 0 if unanswered, -1 for incorrect answer

Section 2 (24) – MSQ: +4 for four out of four correct answers, +3 for three out of four correct answers, +2 for two out of three or more correct answers, +1 for one out of two or more correct answers, 0 if question not answered, -2 for incorrect answer.

Section 3 (24) - Answer with correct numerical value: +4 for correct numerical value, no negative marking.

Institutes that use JEE Advanced scores:

  • Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Rae Bareli
Government Institutes that used JEE Mains/ Advanced score
TS EAMCET:
  • For admission to B.Tech./B.E. programs in Telangana-based engineering colleges.
  • To be held on three consecutive dates namely, July 07, 2021, July 08, 2021 July 09, 2021.
  • The last date for submission of TS EAMCET Online Applications without late fee was extended till May 26, 2021

Test Details

Mode: Computer based test

Duration: 3 hours

Question type MCQ: Physics - 40 Questions, Chemistry - 40 Questions, Mathematics - 80 Questions

Total questions: 160

Total marks: 160

No negative marking

Colleges that accept the TS EAMCET score:

  • JNTUH College of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  • CVR College of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  • BV Raju Institute of Technology, Narsapur
  • VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad
  • MLR Institute of Technology, Dundigal
  • Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • CMR College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad
  • Malla Reddy Engineering College for Women, Secunderabad
  • Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science, Warangal
  • CMR Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  • JNTU College of Engineering, Manthani
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Technical Campus, Ibrahimpatnam
  • Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Dundigal
  • Marri Laxman Reddy Institute of Technology and Management, Hyderabad
BITSAT:
  • For admission to the B.E. (Hons.) program at BITS Pilani (Hyderabad, Goa, Rajasthan, Dubai)
  • Eligibility: An aggregate of 75% and a minimum of 60% in individual subjects in Physics, Chemistry, Math/Biology in your +2 board exams. The test assesses aptitude in Physics, Chemistry, Math/Biology.
  • Earlier scheduled on during June 24-29, 2021), it has been postponed. Registration is extended till June 30, 2021.

Test Details

Test Duration: 3 hours

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): Part I - Physics (40 questions), Part II - Chemistry (40 questions) Part III - English Proficiency (15 questions) and Logical Reasoning (10 questions), Part IV - Mathematics/Biology (45 questions)

Total Questions: 150 Questions

Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be given for every correct answer. 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect responses and no marks will be given for un-attempted questions.

B.E. (Hons.) Courses offered by BITS Pilani:

B.E. Courses Pilani Goa Hyderabad Dubai
B.E. Chemical Engineering
B.E. Civil Engineering
B.E. Computer Science
B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
B.E. Electronics and Communication Engineering
B.E. Mechanical Engineering
B.E. Manufacturing Engineering
B.E. Biotechnology
SRMJEE:
  • For admission to the B.Tech. programs at SRM Institute of Science & Technology
  • SRMJEEE - Phase I - Information and Guidelines (Slot Booking and Mock Tests starts from 8.00 am on 20-05-2021)
  • SRMJEEE (Phase I & II) - B.Tech. Applications Phase I: 23-05-2021 and 24-05-2021 (3 slots); Phase II: 25-07-2021 and 26-07-2021 (3 slots)

Test Details

Mode: Online proctored mode

Test Duration: Two hours and thirty minutes

Total Questions: 125

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs): Physics, Math, Chemistry, English and Aptitude. For Biotechnology - Candidates have to appear for Biology instead of Mathematics.

Marking scheme: One mark will be provided for every correct answer. There is no negative marking

B.Tech. Courses offered by SRMIST

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Chemical and Material Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Food Process Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering
VITEEE
  • Conducted by Vellore institute of Technology for admission to their B.Tech. program.
  • The registration was opened on November 30, 2020 and was closed on May 21, 2021 and the entrance exams were scheduled on 28th, 29th & 31st, May 2021.
  • The VITEEE was conducted as online remote proctored examination for 2021.

Test Details

Mode: Computer Based Test (Remote-proctored test)

Test Duration: 90 minutes

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs): Mathematics - 25 Questions, Physics - 25 Questions, Chemistry - 25 Questions, Aptitude - 3 Questions, English - 2 Questions

Total Questions: 80 questions

Marking Scheme: For each correct response, one mark will be awarded

Negative Marking: There is no negative marking

B.Tech. Courses offered by VIT

B.Tech. Courses offered by VIT

B.E. Courses Vellore Chennai AP Bhopal
Aerospace Engineering
Biotechnology
Bioengineering
Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Electronics and Computer Engineering
Information Technology
Mechanical Engineering (Specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics)
Mechanical with specialisation in Automotive Engineering
Mechanical Engineering with Specialization in Electric Vehicles
Mechatronics and Automation
Production and Industrial Engineering
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MET
  • For admission to 4-year B.Tech. program at Manipal Institute of Technology
  • MET 2021 will be an online Remote Proctored Test (RPT).
  • There will be only 1 attempt for all applicants.
  • Candidates who were eligible to book the slot for MET 2021 during Phase 1 (April 16 - 20) are eligible to book the slot for Remote Proctored Test (RPT) without any additional payment
MET 2021 Test Details

Mode: Online Remote Proctored Test (RPT)

Test Duration: 120 minutes

Total Questions: 60

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs): Mathematics (15), Physics (10), Chemistry (10), and English (10) Numerical Answer Type (NAT): Mathematics (5), Physics (5), and Chemistry (5)

Max Marks: 240

Marking Scheme

MCQ: +4 for every correct answer, -1 for every wrong answer, 0 for every unanswered question

NAT: +4 for every correct answer, 0 for every wrong, 0 for every unanswered question MET 2021 Schedule: June 11 – 14, 2021

There will be ONE attempt only

B.Tech. Courses offered by Manipal Institute of Technology

  • BTech (Computer Science & Engineering - Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning)
  • BTech Aeronautical Engineering
  • BTech Automobile Engineering
  • BTech Biomedical Engineering
  • BTech Biotechnology
  • BTech Chemical Engineering
  • BTech Civil Engineering
  • BTech Computer & Communication Engineering
  • BTech Computer Science & Engineering
  • BTech Data Science & Engineering
  • BTech Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • BTech Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • BTech Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
  • BTech Industrial & Production Engineering
  • BTech Information Technology
  • BTech Mechatronics Engineering
  • BTech Media Technology

You might also like to check out AEEE by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, KIITEE by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, SET by Symbiosis Institute of Technology

To conclude, whichever Engineering field you want to pursue, do a thorough research on the admission pre-requisites, selection criteria, entrance exams details of your preferred colleges. Also, check out aspects like research opportunities, subject enrichment programs, clubs and activities and the placement statistics of the particular institution. Once you compile all the information, it’ll help you make an informed decision about studying your chosen course in the college that seems best for you.

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